Chinese Character Jewelry is a special type of jewelry that consists of precious metals such as gold, silver, copper, and titanium. This jewelry originated in China, where it has been referred to as zodiac jewelry because of its significant connection to the Chinese lunar calendar.
In a Chinese character jewelry, each character is assigned a meaning. The full name of the symbol represents the meaning of that particular character, while the partial names represent those characters that relate to that character’s attributes. For example, the character tiger means strength or masculinity, and the character dragon means wealth, health, and good fortune. While some characters have no specific association to a meaning, others have ties to both masculine and feminine characteristics. Thus, the character mermaid is associated with beauty and youth, and the character snake is associated with wisdom and power.